Photographs from De long en large Ladakh by Jean Mansion - Édition Findakly. Copyright Lise Mansion

A life, an epic, a comic book

Continuing our cycle

Make way for the young!

We leave our picture rails at the disposal of

Nicolas Agnez-Samson
Agnez Art Gallery - Galerie Nomade

to present comic books dedicated to Alexandra David-Néel from 9 to 25 September.

He will be exhibiting unique Premium prints and watercolours in the presence of artist Fred Campoy (Scriptwriter and Draughtsman). Mathieu Blanchot (Draughtsman and Colourist) will unfortunately not be able to be with us.

Opening on Thursday 9 September at 6 pm.

This exhibition is made in collaboration with the gallery-library Traits d'esprits 35, rue Bonaparte.

Two conferences on Alexandra David-Néel are organised at the Centre Tchèque - 18 rue Bonaparte at 4pm on 22 and 23 September, focusing on two lesser-known aspects of her life:

- His career as an opera artist
- Her involvement in freemasonry, anarchism and feminism. alex


We had the pleasure of visiting the magnificent collection donated by Martine and Léon Cligman, exhibited at the Musée d'Art Moderne de Fontevraud, where we found a few pieces from our collection. The quality of the pieces on display and the scenography justify a visit.

GB OppitzShamans of the blind country


His legendary publication

Morphologie der Schamanentrommel

was originally published in German.

It has just been translated and published as

Shamans of the blind country
A picture book from the Himalaya

Professor Oppitz will present and sign the book at the Toit du Monde on the afternoon of September 1st.

Rouv livre MacdoRECIT DE VIE

By Alexander W. Macdonald

Anne Vergati has just published a manuscript by Alexander W. Macdonald.

Its sub-title "From Indian Army fighter to Himalayan ethnologist" gives a glimpse into parts of the life of this great researcher that are not well known.

On October 7, 2021, the presentation will take place at the Galerie Le Toit du Monde.


affiche hommage JLCHomage to Jean-Luc Cortes

Traveler, dealer, collector and self-taught researcher

Jean-Luc Cortes' contribution to the study of Western Nepalese art

par le Dr David C. Andolfatto

September 7, 2021 - 6:30 pm at Le Toit du Monde Gallery

This tribute evening will present the work of Jean-Luc Cortes for the recognition of the arts of Western Nepal. Jean-Luc Cortes, who passed away in July 2021, remains to this day one of the few Himalayan art dealers and collectors to have gone into the field, not (to our knowledge) to collect objects, but to better understand their cultural context. It is partly through the book La Statuaire Primitive de l'Ouest du Népal, published in 2011 but remained very confidential, that we will evoke the arts of this little known region of Nepal, their perception since the middle of the XXe century as well as the scientific contribution of this passionate Nepalese.

Clement CourgeonAt first glance

The Beaux-Arts de Paris and the galleries of Saint-Germain-des-Prés join forces to allow young graduate artists to exhibit in the original format of the showcase and offer the public a look at the young creation during the summer period.

We host Clément Courgeon

His work will be on display until September 2

9782868051066Embassy of Samuel Turner
in Bhutan and Tibet

Collection: Fleuve Jaune
Author(s): Samuel Turner
ISBN: 2-86805-106-5
Format: 13 x 23 cm, 144 pages

Preface by Françoise Pommaret

In 1786, in order to provide northern India with open trade routes, the East India Company sent the young Cape Turner on an embassy to Bhutan and Tibet, with the sole mission of assuring the entourage of the very young Panchen Lama of the Company's good intentions...

Samuel Turner makes quasi-ethnographic observations that make this embassy a valuable record of the customs, mores and institutions of Bhutan and Tibet in the late eighteenth century.

Following the evening conference of Françoise Pommaret, we share this publication from 2013.


For those interested in the socio-cultural practices of Greenland, The ABCDaire of Polar Eskimos - The Inughuit, the northernmost Inuit community on the planet of Christiane Drieux, is available on the website:

You can also find his presentation at L'ARCH events in the tab Filmed evenings.

Enjoy your reading!